When I’ve been birding for 10+ years, on different continents, even lived in hotspots in vastly different areas of the country… Why isn’t my life list longer? Learn how I count birds, and why the way each of us counts birds is a key part of how we are our own birders.
A Confusion of Crows
What do you call a flock of mixed crows when you need to make a positive identification of a new lifer? For me, only the word confusion would fit.
Bird of the Week: Purple Gallinule
This week’s featured bird is especially notable to me, as it recently became the newest bird to fly onto my life list. And what a colorful addition it is!
Hitting a Target You Never Saw
Have you ever gone looking for one bird only to find something completely different? Learn how I got my latest lifer!
The Bird I Thought I’d Already Seen
It is interesting where new lifers can come from. You may think you have to travel great distances, visit exotic locations, venture into unusual habitats and brave other daunting obstacles to get a new lifer, but that isn’t always the…
Love Those Easy Lifers
For many birders, adding a new lifer to their list means chasing and long hours in the field searching for a rare bird or a lost vagrant, or else extensive travel to remote corners of the world for birds you’d…